The Head Start program is a federally funded community-based program that focuses on children ages 3-5. It provides high-quality early childhood education, helping students develop self-confidence and strong social skills, and are better prepared for kindergarten. Children attend Head Start for half-days Monday through Friday. All children are offered breakfast, a hot lunch and a snack.
Studies have shown that parent involvement is one of the most important components for a child’s readiness for school. The Head Start program involves parents in a variety of ways, to help not only in the child’s development but also the family as a whole.